F-16 drones supposedly equipped for target practice only


The Air Force has fitted “retired” F-16 fighter jets with drone technology to use as target practice for training. At least that’s what they’re saying.

A retired F-16 took off, went supersonic and landed without anyone in the cockpit earlier this month, bringing a new era of sophisticated target practice closer for U.S. Air Force fighter pilots.

Actually, once modified by Boeing engineers to be a drone, the aircraft is called the QF-16.

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